Grace Potter will make to her second Twin Cities stadium gig in three years as the newly announced opener for the Rolling Stones’ June 3 concert at TCF Bank Stadium.
The Vermont-bred rocker -- who opened for Kenny Chesney at Target Field in 2012 and headlined the Basilica Block Party a year later -- is only opening two shows on the rock legends’ upcoming, also including Dallas on June 6. Other acts earning the coveted slot include Kid Rock (for Columbus, Ohio), Ed Sheeran (Kansas City), Brad Paisley (Nashville) and Walk the Moon (San Diego).
Potter probably suits the opening gig better than any of those names, musically speaking. She’s certainly closer to the Stones’ sound than she was Chesney, too. For proof, here’s a video clip below of her encoring with “Wild Horses” at Red Rocks last year.
This news should finally dispel rumors that hometown heroes the Replacements (who count Keith Richards as a fan) would be tapped for the U of M stadium show -- which also could have been easily dispelled by the fact that the ‘Mats have gigs in Europe that week.
Tickets are still available to the June 3 stop at the Bank, but only in very limited and less-than-prime locations in any areas besides the $395 section.